In this epic, in-depth interview, Hollie talk all things: Intuition, oracle cards, crystals, essential oils, natural beauty & self-care (yep it’s a must-read!). So grab your drink of choice, take a few minutes for yourself and enjoy the read.
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I use intuitive reading and channeling to steer my clients in areas of their lives including love, relationships, self, purpose, wellbeing, money and career. The readings are a custom approach to guidance aimed at inspiring my clients to make the most of what is coming for them.
Incorporating elements of crystals, oracle cards, essential oils and chakra work, teamed with my gentle coaching style, the readings are an all-encompassing session aimed to leave my clients feeling guided, inspired and light.
No two readings are the same. Before a client arrives for a reading, I tune into their energy and am guided to what to focus on for that session. I could be directed to a certain crystal that the client needs to work with, or an essential oil or chakra blockage – likely all three!
I also encourage my clients to bring questions to their readings – from there, I am able to ‘tune in’ to the guidance coming forward for them. No topics or questions are off limits – I have even had loved ones who have passed away come through with very clear messages that often leave both of us covered in goosebumps/in tears!
It all started when I noticed I was picking up on certain energies and stories about my coaching clients that I couldn’t quite understand. I would take on physical pain directing me to chakra blockages – and any time I mentioned the pain I was feeling to my client, it would turn out they had been experiencing that pain for quite some time. I had this innate ‘knowing’ that the pain was connected to the chakras, and when we started working with crystals and oils and other healing modalities to unblock those chakras, the pain for the client would disappear.
From there, I started taking a number of courses – everything from meditation to light work to energy healing and the list goes on. In each of these courses, the guidance I was receiving for other people, and myself, was very clear. I knew I had to use this newfound skill of mine to help others.
The things is – everyone actually has this gift of intuition. Call it your gut feeling, the vibes you pick up on – whatever it is. We ALL have access to it. I have just done the deeper work on getting so in tune with mine, that I am able to help others with it. It is a special gift.
I have been studying for the most part of 2017 and have my certification in Essential Practices for Light Workers with Nantah Ensom, as well as an Intuitive Intensive course I sat with Kira Kay in for a week late last year (which involved straight reading of strangers back to back for five days! Epic!).
Each session is so unique and different as we are all so unique! There is honestly no one way I read and I think clients appreciate that, because the custom approach means the reading is so tailored to them and their needs. I just sit and read them, and deliver whatever comes up. I answer their questions, we talk about what arises for them and they leave with a recording of the session to reflect on what has come out of it for them.
I offer intuitive reading packages, as when delivered consistently, regular intuitive readings allow you to receive clarity, vision and empowerment – resulting in inspired action, momentum and significant, lasting change.
You already ARE an intuitive. Start to recognise the signs or messages you are receiving each day – keep an intuitive journal where you write down your little nudges or internal knowings. Start trusting and following your gut more than getting lost in your mind and the ‘what ifs’. The more you use intuitive in your personal daily life – the stronger it will become (like anything!) It just takes practice.
Also, don’t look at what other Intuitives are doing and think it must look a certain way. Maybe crystals aren’t your thing, or oracle cards, or oils. That is fine! Whatever you are naturally drawn to is YOUR magic and your tools. It shouldn’t ever feel forced or unnatural – it should feel like play!
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In my experience, I can tell when someone is naturally more inclined to work in the intuitive space if they appear to take on the traits of an empath or HSP (highly sensitive person). They probably have a strong moral compass and desire to make the world a better place – maybe they take on the energies or vibrations of other people easily. They probably can’t watch the news or anything too violent. Gosh the list goes on. If you do a Google search of the traits of an Empath, that is pretty spot on in my personal experience.
Not only are the freaking beautiful to look at, but I love how they all have their own little personalities and traits. There is nothing quite like the energy of a crystal – I love how they really call to work with my clients, like “here I am, I am ready to help!” I also adore their connection to Mama Earth.
Oh my gosh this question is like asking for my favourite child! How can I pick just one?! At the moment, and actually throughout my entire life, I always come back to Amethyst. My first ever crystal was gifted to me at 9 years old and she was an amethyst. I recently got married and my husband gifted me the most incredible amethyst, she is bigger than my arm! I love the energy of soul connection, and connection to the higher self. But I also regularly use Citrine and Rose Quartz every day.
I have this beautiful huge Crystal Encyclopaedia that comes out in almost every reading I deliver for my clients. I always get a loud crystal name pop into my head before a client turns up, and from there I am able to dive into the encyclopaedia to reflect on the messages and energy that crystal is delivering for my client. If I have the crystal on hand, I have my client hold it and notice if they sense a connection. From there, it is up to them to seek the crystal out and work with it in their own life – be it holding it through meditation, or just having it by their side day to day.
For me personally, when it is time to work with a new crystal it comes to me in dreams. I have had crystal names I didn’t even know existed come to me – like Lapis Lazuli and Labradorite. From there, I seek the crystal out and hold it while I meditate, have it by my side when I journal and just carry it with me randomly – maybe it will be with me when I take a bath, or by my side when I sleep. I encourage my own clients to just use their crystal in whatever way they feel the pull. There is no right or wrong!
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1. Rose quartz – the crystal of unconditional love, infinite peace and self love. An emotional healer, opens the heart chakra and reconnects the user with love for themselves and others. The LOVE crystal. (I meditate each morning with rose quartz, carry it with me when I travel, and have one in every room of the house!)
2. Amethyst – the crystal supporting spirituality, the higher self (crown and third eye chakras) and anti-stress. Balances emotional highs and lows and supports sleep. The SOUL crystal. (I use amethyst every day – in meditation, client sessions and just holding it when I need to feel more connected with self.)
3. Clear Quartz – the crystal of healing and energy amplification. Clear quartz takes the carriers energy to the most perfect state possible – transmuting negative energy and coming back to balance. It also aligns the aura of the user. The HEALING crystal. (I use clear quartz alongside my other crystals as it amplifies their properties!)
4. Black Tourmaline – the most effective blocker of negative energies. One to wear for protection from negative energies, being drained by other people, and clearing negative thoughts. The PROTECTOR crystal. (I wear black tourmaline bracelets often – but they always break! This is a good thing, as it means it has absorbed all of the energy not serving you.)
At the moment I have been buying mine from Greene St Juice in Prahan, Melbourne. I am based in Sydney, but Nat (my beautiful friend and the owner of the store) ships interstate. I trust Nat as she knows her stuff when it comes to crystals, always charges them and you can guarantee you are getting legitimate crystals. Mineralism in Glebe, Sydney is a beautiful store, and New Moon at Castle Hill is my local go-to. I also love Serendipity House & Co, who sell online.
Always do your research and buy from a trusted provider! You can buy from so many online stores but word of mouth is always the best recommendation.
What are you waiting for?! You have nothing to lose. Rather than choosing crystals you ‘think’ you should use, choose the one that speaks to you – it needn’t make sense. It might not even be the prettiest one- just trust it is calling you for a reason. If you can get your hands on a crystal encyclopaedia of some kind, it makes the world of difference when trying to figure out why you are feeling the pull to work with a certain crystal! The one I use is The Encyclopaedia of Crystals by Judy Hall.
Oh my gosh do I love these cards. I have been using angel cards since I was a little girl. The love transformed to Oracle a few years back when my cousin gifted me my first deck. Now I have 10 decks I use each day and my love just keeps growing.
Oracle cards are not the same as Tarot.
Tarot is an ancient practice, and each Tarot deck, no matter the publisher, has the same cards, same meanings and offers a depth of guidance that I would only every trust experienced Tarot readers to deliver. I do not use Tarot with my clients as I am not experienced in it. I think that is so important to realise – if you ever consider a Tarot reading, please seek out someone with the knowledge and experience as Tarot is a language of its own.
Oracle cards are basically an extension of angel cards. Each deck has its own personality, its own messages to come through, its own characters. I have Oracle decks of the ascended masters, animal decks, nature decks – and the list goes on. Depending on the day, my energy or the client, a different deck will present itself. I have decks that have a more ‘go getter’ energy, and decks that are far gentler. They are a tool to use when seeking guidance or wanting to work on your own intuitive abilities.
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Usually a deck will jump out at me prior to a client arriving, and I will know to use it in our session. Maybe there is a specific question I will be called to pull cards for, or sometimes the entire reading could be based off cards. It really depends on the client and what is coming up for them.
Personally, I pull cards for myself every day. Sometimes it is just one card to capture the theme or key word of my day. Other times, when I have a question or need some deeper wisdom, I will pull a spread of cards to help me come to an answer.
What I love about oracle cards is that they offer gentle guidance, but there messages are not definitive. You can do whatever you wish with the guidance that comes through.
Oh gosh there are wayyyy too many decks I use each day to have a favourite. The deck I am loving right now is a Soul Trees deck that simply has one-word messages. I love how open to interpretation they are, and I have been pulling some really exciting words like “Change” and “Guidance” which feels nice.
Not at all – like anything, it just takes practice, and also an element of FUN! I think we take this stuff way too seriously. It shouldn’t ever feel hard – if it does, you are doing it wrong! Come back to play and lightheartedness when using these beautiful tools, and it will just be so easy and effortless!
There is no right or wrong way! This is where intuition comes in. Sometimes I will just shuffle until some cards fall out, other times I will have the client shuffle until they feel it is ready to be pulled. I might pull a simple three card spread (past, present, future) or maybe cards answering certain questions or a certain theme, or I might use a spread recommended in the book that comes alongside the deck.
In terms of questions, you can literally ask ANYTHING. Obviously open-ended questions will give you far more guidance so try to steer away from the YES/NO responses (if you are seeking a deeper reading).
There are a few ways to do this – sage is a great way to transmute any energy, especially if your cards have been handled by other people. A simple knocking on the deck (like you would on a door) is also a way to clear the energy if you feel it needs it. But use your intuition with this one too – you will know when a cleanse is needed.
Start now! Go and buy a deck, the first one that captures your attention – and get playing! This is the advice I give my clients and they are always so blown away by the wisdom they open themselves up to by just pulling a car or two each day. There is no ‘rule book’ or ‘must do’ with your cards – remember they are gentle guidance, you ALWAYS have free will in the choices you make and above all, PLAY. Have fun! Lightheartedness is key with this work.
I feel that I would do a disservice to anyone experiencing this themselves if I was only to go into this briefly. So instead, here are a range of articles and interviews I have delivered on my experience with this – including my symptoms, healing and guidance for others:
My non-negotiable self care practices each week that I always make time for include:
If I could only choose three, they would be:
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Even as a body love advocate, I still have my days where I will feel a bit ‘meh’ about my body – but I can usually trace it back to having eaten something that wasn’t nourishing or not taking proper care of myself mentally (packing too much in a week, for instance). I have found, in my experience, it is rarely about your body, and more often than not comes back to the stories we are telling ourselves (that aren’t often truth!) If we can catch ourselves out in these moments, body love is a given – because we are loving the PERSON that we are, regardless of the way we actually look.
Make self-love practices a daily priority.
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The more love we give ourselves, the more love we will FEEL for ourselves. Start to fill your cup with things that truly light you up – that could be spending time with inspiring people, reading a beautiful book, cooking healthy and nourishing meals, spending time in nature – anything that brings you true joy! Take time for these things every single day – they really matter.
Now it’s your turn – have you got a question or comment for Hollie? Pop it in the comment section below – we can’t wait to hear form you!
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